THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT – Loxodonta Africana by Magaret Meintjes
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CAPTURED LOCATION:
“THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK”, SOUTH AFRICA
Camera Nikon D50
Lens Sigma 70-300mm DG

THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT – Loxodonta Africana

A capture of a baby elephant, not even, my geuss, 10 days old as his skin still has a pinkish tint.
Location captured: “The Kruger National Park”, South Africa.
Elephants have a highly developed social structure and family units are led by a cow elephant or matriarch. The matriarch is, by natural selection, the most experienced member of the group and automatically assumes leadership. The composition of the herd varies and one will find bulls of various ages in attendance. A bull may be distinguished from a cow by its rounded forehead; the cow’s forehead is angular. Both have tusks. Bulls leave the family unit at puberty (10 -12 years) and, in many instances, are driven out by the older cows.

I was born and still live in Africa.
Live a life close to nature, where I get the inspiration to do what I love most…., “Photography”.
Where I live and what I do is my destiny. I am grateful for the privilege

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Comments

  • DanaMS
    DanaMSover 5 years ago

    Omy goodness! What a cutie! :D xoxox
    Beautiful capture Maggie!

  • Thank you so much sweet friend, take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 5 years ago

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 5 years ago

    Awww what a little beauty lovely capture mags xx

  • Thank you so much dear Trudi for your very kind comment, take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Nori Bucci
    Nori Bucciover 5 years ago

    What a beautiful little baby he is….and a fantastic capture of him as well!!!

  • Thank you so much for your very kind comment, I really appreciate it, take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • kevinmawson
    kevinmawsonover 5 years ago

    Lovely capture,perhap’s one day i will visit this wonderful national park!

    km.

  • Thank you so much for your very kind comment Kevin, I really appreciate it, take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    awesome,

  • Thank you so much for your very kind comment Scott, I really appreciate it, take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • emmy2
    emmy2over 5 years ago

    bEAUTIFUL BABY ELEPHANT HERE. I WONDER HOW OLD HE IS. pRECIOUA. gOES RIGHT INTO MY FAVS!!

  • Thank you my dear friend, I would say nothing older than two weeks! Take care sweet friend xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • itsallgoodamanda
    itsallgoodamandaover 5 years ago

    way too cute ! never saw one THAT little

  • Thank you so much for your very kind comment, I really appreciate it, take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Sue Martin
    Sue Martinover 5 years ago

    How gorgeous…. xx

  • Thank you so much Sue, for your very kind comment, I really appreciate it, take care ! xx

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    – Magaret Meintjes

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 5 years ago

    Even the eli doesn’t look convinced about its choice! Great shot, Mags:))

  • Thank you so much David, for your very kind comment, I really appreciate it, take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

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